A Day or Two prior to Death

On Saturday or on Sunday, the Prophet [pbuh] felt that he was well enough to perform the prayer; so he went out leaning on two men in order to perform the noon prayer. Abu Bakr, who was then about to lead the prayer withdrew when he saw him coming; but the Prophet [pbuh] made him a gesture to stay where he was and said: "Seat me next to him." They seated him on the left hand side of Abu Bakr. The Prophet [pbuh] led the prayer, and Abu Bakr followed him and raised his voice at every ĎAll‚hu Akbarí (i.e. All‚h is the Greatest) the Prophet [pbuh] said, so that the people may hear clearly. [Sahih Al-Bukhari 1/98,99]